Faculty of Science welcomes 200+ new students

The Faculty of Science took part in UFV’s Welcome Back festivities on September 6. Dr. Ian Affleck, Associate Dean of Science welcomed 200+ new science students to UFV! The event was kicked off with a lively icebreaker game of Bingo! Prizes were won by random draw of full cards turned in. Congratulations to our winners! … Read more

UFV WEST hosts their 2nd Annual Welcome Social

UFV West hosted their second annual Welcome Social on September 22. Students and faculty came together to learn more about WEST, meet fellow students and faculty, and gathered information on opportunities in STEM at UFV. The event featured female STEM professors from across campus. Featured faculty from the Faculty of Science were: Dr. Lucy Lee, … Read more

One potato, two potato … Potato harvest with AGRI 321 students and Dr. Javad Hadian

Our AGRI 321 students recently harvested potatoes and had the opportunity to observe different plant organs and learned how potatoes develop tubers on underground stems. To prepare for harvest, they learned about top-kill practices. Top-kill has to be done two weeks before harvest to help the potatoes set the skins to ensure storage quality and … Read more

Student Representative nominations for Science Faculty Council 2022/2023

The Faculty of Science is looking for 2 Student Representatives to sit on our Science Faculty Council. These positions are for a ONE-YEAR term. The Mandate of the Science Faculty Council (SFC) shall: serve as the forum for sharing information and the discussion of academic matters receive recommendations related to academic programs, including but not … Read more

Mark your calendar! Science Social SEPT 29 @ 5 PM

Are you a new or returning science student? If so, this event is for you! We are excited to be hosting our 15th Annual Science Social. Come on out and visit with fellow science students, science faculty and staff while getting information on the Science Clubs and Associations on campus. Are you interested in fitness … Read more

Welcome to our new Faculty of Science faculty!

The Faculty of Science would like to welcome our new full time hires! Although some of their faces are familiar, they bring with them many years of expertise! Department of Agriculture Technology Dr. Lauren Erland Director Berry Horticulture Research Lauren joins us as Director, Berry Horticulture Research. Lauren’s research has brought her to many parts … Read more

Science Rocks! Campers welcome former Snowbirds Team Leader, Scratch Mitchell

Our Science Rocks! campers were thrilled to meet former RCAF fighter pilot and Snowbirds jet Team Leader, Rob Mitchell aka Scratch this week. Scratch flew in from Vancouver where “he is living out his dreams balancing acting, flying and producing film and TV”. The third generation pilot shared photos of his craft and told stories … Read more

Science Rocks at the 2022 Abbotsford Airshow!

Dr. Ian Affleck, Associate Dean and Science Rocks Coordinator, Dr. Robin Endelman from Math & Stats and their team of volunteers participated in the STEM Zone at the 2022 Abbotsford International Airshow. They showcased many of our science outreach programs including Science Rocks! Summer Camps, Math Challengers, and the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair. There … Read more

Pollinator garden helping to repopulate the local ecosystem

UFV’s pollinator garden will help rebuild local ecosystem after the 2021 flood and heat dome. The kick off event for the pollinator garden was led by biology professors Alan Reid and Sandra Gillespie back in March as part of the UFV’s March for Sustainability series. This effort is a collaboration between a variety of UFV … Read more

Science Rocks! summer camps are in full swing at UFV

We kicked off the summer with our Cryptography, Codes and Crime Scenes week by welcoming 23 of Fraser Valley’s most eager scientists!  Each camper brought their creativity to solve mysteries by problem solving and uncovering hidden secrets! Above all, our campers realized that math is totally cool! We have no doubt they learned something new … Read more